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Steelers activate tight end Heath Miller off PUP list; RB Jonathan Dwyer among notable cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated Heath Miller off the Physically Unable to Perform list, clearing the way for the two-time Pro Bowl right end to play in the season opener against Tennessee on Sept. 8.

Miller tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee last December against Cincinnati. He hinted last week he was close to a return, a major boost for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers try to bounce back from an 8-8 season. Miller caught a team-high 71 passes for 819 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012.

While Miller is back, running back Jonathan Dwyer is gone.

The Steelers made Dwyer one of 22 cuts as the team pared its roster to 53 players. Dwyer led the Steelers with 623 yards rushing last season but struggled with consistency.